Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Joey Jean Jackson Holliday


Influences

Kate Bush, This Mortal Coil, New Order


Unearthed artists we like

Japanese Wallpaper, Merpire


Website

Bio

Melbourne band Eternal Crush are made up of ethereal vocalist Joey Jean and guitarist Jackson Holliday. Holliday, who makes up a sixth of Northeast Party House, first heard Jean singing in a friend’s Instagram story and the pair began collaborating via email. They formed Eternal Crush, finding harmony writing together, with Jean singing and Holliday playing guitar.

An early demo found it’s way into the Outpost office’s weekly meeting and by Friday the pair had been offered a management deal. In March 2019 Eternal Crush began recording their debut EP with Gab Strum aka Japanese Wallpaper in his Melbourne studio.

Lucifer is the first track from their narrative driven debut EP, inspired by a mutual love for the Drive soundtrack. The music is dreamy and 80’s influenced - as Jean puts it “Eternal Crush is pop music, quite simply and quite obviously”. “Lucifer is about when love turns ill, a relationship with a sort of Stockholm Syndrome dynamic and feeling doomed to sink with that ship”

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

Did anyone throw in an xx reference? I can hear that on this one with those pitter-patter drums and guitars. Throw in a smoky vocal delivery and you've got a winner, Eternal Crush!

Did anyone throw in an xx reference? I can hear that on this one with those pitter-patter drums and guitars. Throw in a smoky vocal delivery and you've got a winner, Eternal Crush!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 Dec 2019

Triple J
45

lana del rey and beach house fans should be jostling at the front row of your next show. what a graceful, spacious song with so much poise. i can see why this song sparked eternal crush into life.

lana del rey and beach house fans should be jostling at the front row of your next show. what a graceful, spacious song with so much poise. i can see why this song sparked eternal crush into life.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Something very dark and sexy about this. That voice up against the sparkle in the synth carries this gorgeous deep drama and emotion. It's hard to get away from it. Stunning debut! In loveeeeee.

Something very dark and sexy about this. That voice up against the sparkle in the synth carries this gorgeous deep drama and emotion. It's hard to get away from it. Stunning debut! In loveeeeee.